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AMETEK Land has developed an innovative new pyrometer for accurately measuring the temperature of galvannealed and galvanized steel strip.

The SPOT GS steel application pyrometer provides continuous and accurate temperature measurement of coated steel strip during the galvanneal reaction. This enables steel producers to accurately measure the temperature in a galvanneal furnace, allowing it to run at optimum throughput rates in order to ensure consistent, high-quality, premium-coated steel demanded by the automotive industry.

“The SPOT GS is a revolutionary new pyrometer, designed for even greater accuracy and convenience in galvannealed and galvanized steel strip applications. With specialised pre-set algorithms, the SPOT GS can provide both accurate digital temperature readings for galvannealed or galvanized surfaces and liquid surfaces seen on the exit from the zinc pot,” comments Chris Leonard, Director of Development & Product Management for AMETEK Land.

“We are confident that we have developed a temperature measurement solution that will optimise efficiency and achieve cost savings for steel producers, who can benefit from its accurate digital temperature readings, ease of use and robust design.”

SPOT GS enables automated furnace management to provide close control of the reaction and position of the reaction zone, delivering tighter control of product quality.   By maintaining control of the reaction zone, the steel application pyrometer accommodates rapid changes of line speed and furnace power with variations to substrate or coating weight.  This allows for furnace optimisation, reducing heating costs, maximising throughput and avoiding excessive over-reaction and powdering or flaking of the coating during subsequent forming operations.

The innovative new SPOT GS application pyrometer can be integrated with furnace controls, PLCs and control software. By integrating directly, furnaces can run reliably and consistently and produce the highest quality products, with minimal scrap. The SPOT GS has additional inputs and outputs including emissivity out and LED switching, which are available as analogue/digital control I/O as well as over Ethernet.

Combining Ethernet, Modbus TCP, video, analogue and alarm outputs within one device, SPOT makes all these conveniently available to the operator. Pyrometer readings and configuration settings are available on the rear display and remotely via a web browser or through dedicated SPOT software.

SPOT GS is available with the free to download SPOTViewer software, which allows configuration and display and logging of data.  In addition, AMETEK Land offers a range of mountings and accessories that are compatible with all SPOT pyrometers, which allows for great flexibility and ease of use.

All AMETEK Land SPOT pyrometers are designed for high accuracy, reliability, simple installation, configuration, and flexible digital communications. The SPOT GS was specifically developed in close collaboration with industry-leading steel producers and plant control system engineers. The SPOT GS pyrometer is set to lead the way in improving steel strip throughput via quality and energy efficiency.

AMETEK Land

AMETEK Land (Land Instruments) is the world’s leading manufacturer of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions

AMETEK Land (Land Instruments) is the world’s leading manufacturer of monitors and analysers for industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions.

Through our trusted range of leading-edge technologies, we are chosen the world over to deliver the highly accurate measurement solutions that precisely meet every customer’s process needs.

Our comprehensive product range includes:

– Fixed Spot Non-Contact Thermometers / Pyrometers – Flexible solutions, customisable for diverse processes and specialised applications.

– Portable Non-Contact Thermometers– Trigger-operated for easy use, our handheld thermometers provide spot temperature measurements with precise target viewing and on-board data storage.

– Fixed Thermal Imagers & Line Scanners– Setting the industry standard for performance. Backed by advanced software support, they supply the information you need to keep your process running safely and efficiently.

– Calibration Sources – A comprehensive range of blackbody calibration sources enabling high-precision calibration of radiation thermometers under on-site and laboratory conditions.

– Combustion Efficiency Monitors – We offer precision measurement solutions to measure oxygen, carbon monoxide and sulphuric acid dewpoint, which can help improve combustion efficiency, lower energy use, reduce emissions and prevent plant corrosion.

– Opacity and Dust Monitors– The most advanced range of opacity, dust and particulates monitors available, use patented technology to deliver highly accurate results. With no moving parts, they combine high reliability with low maintenance.

– Portable Gas Analysers – Offering up to nine gas measurements on a single analyser, we have solutions for all combustion monitoring and environmental compliance.

– Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Providing early warning of combustion in process and storage areas, our highly sensitive CO detectors monitor the entire process. This gives the best chance of early detection, allowing rapid action to prevent fire.

– Specific Industry Applications – We design systems specifically to solve critical temperature measurement problems industrial applications. Our specialised solutions provide optimised performance in challenging processes.

With unrivalled applications knowledge, choosing AMETEK Land ensures the highest standards of process safety, process control and product quality are reached.

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